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saying that president obama has the information he needs to make a decision. we got that word late last night after the president met with his national security team for a ninth time. our elaine quijano was working the story from the pentagon and what are you learning about the president's decision? >> well, kiran, we know that meeting was slated to start last night in the white house situation room around 8:00 local time, and we're told that it wrapped up some two hours later at 10:00 p.m. afterwards white house press secretary robert gibbs described the meeting as a rigorous final meeting and he said that president obama now has the information he wants and needs to make a decision. he also said that the president plans to announce that decision within days. the president has met with members of his war council since september nine times. one thing that was interesting to note in the photo that white house released of last night's meeting we saw someone there who's not traditionally thought of as part of the president's war council, that is the president's budget chief, peter orszag.
dinner, the first for the obama administration. it looks like time has shown, not exactly gaffe free. dan lothian, thanks. this state dinner breach has a lot of people wondering about the kind of security that's usually in place for white house guests. here's more in an a.m. extra. typically, visitors have to provide the white house with personal information, well ahead of time. things like your date of birth and social security number. once you arrive, there are two security checkpoints to clear that require i.d.s and metal detector screening. our own dr. sanjay gupta attended tuesday night's event. we asked him if he thought it was possible for someone to simply slip past security. >> it seems quite possible. that first checkpoint was the time that people were sort of getting scrutinized the most. a lot of times, the social secretary was there and sort of recognized people and then scratched names off a clipboard, literally. but i'll tell you, it was pretty crowded right outside the east gate. that's where everyone entered at that time. some people were driving up, some people were walk
bit. >>> we begin with countdown to president obama's new strategy for the war in afghanistan, a plan expected to call for an additional 34,000 u.s. troops. as the president prepares to address a skeptical american public, it's becoming cheer some members of his own party need convincing. >> i do not believe we should send more combat forces at this point. that's been my position. combat forces where we are the ones doing the fighting without an afghan partner. if we have afghan partners that are fully involved in the fight, partnering with us which is on the job training for them, critically important. i can be more supportive. >> our only reporter live at the white house this early. as we talk about the challenges the president faces, some are right there within his own party. >> reporter: absolutely, one of the main challenges the president faces. what the president thooz do on tuesday evening is show there's a clear commitment on the side of the afghan government here that there's a direct correlation between the increase in u.s. troops and also an increase in afghan security forc
airport. hartsfield jackson in atlanta. >>> we begin this morning with president obama staking out his political future on a plan to, in his words, finish the job in afghanistan. it has been eight years since that war began. after nine meetings with his war council, the president made a decision on the way forward. it is expected to involve sending some 34,000 more troops into the country. but with the military already stretched thin, where will it find the additional manpower and how will the troops be used? our elaine quijano is working the story this morning from the pentagon. >> reporter: on the heels of the president's last scheduled war council meeting to review afghanistan strategy, pentagon planners are now expecting orders to send about 34,000 additional u.s. troops to afghanistan, according to a defense official. the planning calls for army and marine brigades as well as support troops. but top military officials have made clear getting any additional forces into the country will take months because of a lack of road and other infrastructure. >> i anticipate that as soon
't find a mention of public option. he says the democrats only introduce this after president obama was in the white house. was the verdict on that statement by senator lieberman? >> well the part that we rated was his claim that there wasn't any discussion of it during the campaign. we gave that a mostly true on the truth-o-meter. and the reason is that lieberman is correct, there really wasn't much discussion at all. it was really only mentioned briefly in the obama campaign materials and obama as a candidate didn't emphasize this. but it is in the materials. we rated this one mostly true on the truth-o-meter. >> one of the republican's criticisms is that it's a huge piece of legislation and hard to understand and adds to the bureaucratic nightmares. they've comparing to one master piece, or ren hatch, released a press release saying the 2,074 bill is longer than war and peace. >> that got a barely true on our truth-o-meter. it depends on how you measure the length of the bill. if you measure by pages, yes, he's correct, it is longer than war and peace. the bill clocks in about 2,
raised the matter with president obama, writing, we found a substantial likelihood that faa officials were engaging in conduct that cons stuts gross mismanagement and a substantial and specific danger to public safety. the faa says it does plan to have the computer-assist system fully in place at newark by mid-december. meanwhile, after a year out of the control tower, ray adams returned to his regular job on wednesday. >> this is fantastic reporting. thank you for it. the thing that really troubles me -- and you see it again and again in government -- is when somebody comes forward with information that directly relates to public safety, they get this kind of response from the people inside the government. it's a bit shocking, isn't it? >> it is very, very scary. i mean, we all know that the faa is committed to our safety. that is their task. but sometimes -- >> it's the bureaucracy. >> exactly. >> did the faa outright lie to the office of -- what's it called, special counsel -- about the use of that computer system? they explained later why they weren't using it. but did they lie to
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